[alcohol] Never Again — anatomy of a hangover … ‘Alcohol is an evil blunderbuss of a drug. Any other drug, like frusemide, or amphetamine, is taken in a teeny pill, where each molecule runs to its little receptor to exert its effect. Which is not to say that either of them are safer. But when you drink, as I did last night, a 40% alcohol drink such as whisky, then 40% of what you ingest is pure drug. In the case of a litre bottle, which two of us unwisely made a pretty good stab at polishing off between us, that’s more than a Coke can of pure drug. It doesn’t go to a neat little receptor site. It enters every cell in your body and stops it working properly, and just happens to hit the GABA cells in your brain first, rendering the subject, for want of a better word, pissed.’ [Related: Hangover Cures from H2G2]

Anatomy of a Hangover

This entry was posted on Wednesday, September 24th, 2003 at 8:35 am and is filed under Drink, Health.

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But yet we will not stop drinking, I often ask why. As a student, it seems a focus to get out to get drunk rather than have a good time. Alcohol in moderation is good. Like the Foster advert ‘that is gonna hurt in the morning’

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